The Life Story of Anne Frank Exhibition at the Alexandra Library

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From 1 May to 29 June this year, the ‘Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank’ exhibition is being held at Council’s Alexandra Library.

This remarkable exhibition, produced by the Anne Frank House, brings to life the touching story of Anne Frank.

About Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. Fleeing persecution, her family sought refuge in the Netherlands, where they faced the rise of the National-Socialist party and the introduction of anti-Jewish measures. The Frank family went into hiding, in the annex of Otto Frank’s office building in Amsterdam. It was during this time that Anne Frank kept her now-famous diary, capturing both her personal struggles and the historical events unfolding around her.

The Exhibition

“Let Me Be Myself” includes eight historical modules that weave Anne’s personal story with the broader context of her time. Through large-scale pictures, visitors will witness Anne’s joyful childhood in Frankfurt, her immigration to Amsterdam, and her life in hiding. The exhibition also sheds light on the rise of the national socialists, the Holocaust, and the impact of anti-Jewish measures on individuals like Anne Frank.

Experience the Exhibition

We invite you to experience this FREE exhibition, reflect on the past, and consider the contemporary relevance of Anne Frank’s story.

From 1 May, the exhibition will be open as follows:

  • Monday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday: 9.30 am – 12 noon

You can view the exhibition at your own pace or you can join a guided tour run by our local library volunteers on Saturday mornings. Group tour bookings can be made here.

Official Opening Event

Council is inviting both locals and visitors to join the official opening of the exhibition on Saturday 27 April at 11.00 am at Alexandra Library.

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